The Politics of Disappointment: American Elections, 1976-94

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Index
Abortion: Bush on, 119-20; Democratic stand on, 92; Dukakis on, 120
Adams, John, 28
Affirmative action, 84-85; and white youth, 94
Age of reconstruction, 32
Anderson, John, 38, 43; candidacy of, 57; effect of campaign of, 81; individualism of, 56
Apple, R.W., Jr., 145
Archer, Bill, 197
Aristotle, 2
Bailey, Douglas, 152
Baker, Howard, 196
Baker, Russell, 145, 156; on family values, 170; on primary system, 162
Bellah, Robert, 129
Bentsen, Lloyd, 101, 121; debates Quayle, 108
Bede, A.A., 126
Betts, Richard, 53-54
Bishops' Pastoral Letter, 86-87
Blacks: in Democratic Party, 82-83, 89, 165; prejudice against southern, 19; support Democratic nominees, 50-51
Blaine, James G., 103-4
Bloom, Allan, 128
Blue-collar labor, 146-47
Born-again Christians: and lack of issues, 79; and support of Bush, 167-68. See also Evangelical religion; Religious right
Borrowing, cost of, 77, 125
Boston-Austin axis, 101, 168
Bradley, Bill, 133
Broder, David, 158
Brookes, Warren, 145
Brown, Kathleen, 184, 190
Brown, Ron, 165
Buchanan, Patrick, 159, 163
Buresh, Bernice, 94
Burnham, Walter Dean, 11
Burns, Conrad, 197
Bush, George: campaign of, 110, 166-67; on cost of borrowing, 77, 125; and Dan Rather, 107; denounces Carter, 72; and Dukakis, 108, 118-19; nomination of, 162; parallels with, 144; and Reagan, 145-46; on tax evaders, 130
Bush, George, Jr., 190
Bush, Jeb, 190
Caddell, Patrick, 69
California, primary turnout in, 183
Campaign of 1988, incivilities of, 104
Campaign Reform Act, 32-33
Carlin, David, 194, 195
Carson, Johnny, 95

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface ix
  • 1 - Introduction 1
  • Notes 12
  • 2 - South Wind, Warning: The Election of 1976 15
  • Notes 34
  • 3 - Presidential Leadership and Changing Parties: The Election of 1980 37
  • Notes 60
  • 4 - Old Virtues, New Magic: The Election of 1984 63
  • Notes 97
  • 5 - Enchantment's Ending: The Election of 1988 101
  • Notes 136
  • 6 - Thinking About Tomorrow Worriedly: The Election of 1992 143
  • Notes 173
  • 7 - Slouching Toward the Millennium: The Election of 1994 183
  • Notes 200
  • Index 203
  • About the Author 211
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